Upper Mustang Jeep tour

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:12 Days
  • Trip Grade:Easy

Trip Highlights

  • Driving through a bumpy road to Marpha, Jomsom, and Kagbeni.
  • Exploring the hidden kingdom of Lo Manthang.
  • A chance to be a part of Tiji Festival during the month of May.
  • Visiting Muktinath temple and other important cultural sites of the region.
  • Bathing in the hot water spring at Tatopani.
  • An incredible Jeep tour experience following the Kali Gandaki Riverbed.
  • The tour is best suited for the ones who have limited time to spend.

Tour Overview

Upper Mustang Jeep tour is an adventurous trip for the travelers who want to cover different aspects of the Upper Mustang region within a short period of Time.

Upper Mustang was a restricted and one of the isolated regions of Nepal until 1992. The region was totally abandoned from the outside world comprising two third of the Mustang district. 

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is a unique and great alternative for the ones who want to avoid the hectic of trekking. Upper Mustang Jeep tour helps you to explore some of the natural beauties of the region without having to walk for a longer period of time. You can simply stop your private jeep whenever you want, and explore a particular place and take some pictures.

Jeep Tour to Upper Mustang includes of the beautiful places of Upper Mustang such as Lo Manthang, Marpha, Jomsom Muktinath, Kagbeni and many more. Upper Mustang is full of ancient caves, historical monasteries and stupas, unique landscapes and spectacular mountain ranges.  The Jeep Tour to Upper Mustang is a very efficient way to explore the region within a short period.

The route to Upper Mustang follows the riverbed of Kali Gandaki river with the views of mountain ranges such as Mount Annapurna, Mount Machhapuchhre, Mount Dhaulagiri and many more. 

So, don’t you want to explore the off-beaten route to the Hidden Kingdom? You should not miss this chance of exploring the semi-deserted region of Upper Mustang via Jeep. Nepal Hiking Adventure has come up with a suitable 12 days Itinerary for Jeep tour to Upper Mustang. We Provide you with exclusive four-wheel jeep with a highly experienced driver and guide.  

You can contact us to know more about the details regarding your trip.

Detail Itinerary

Today, you will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our representative from Nepal Hiking Adventure will come to pick you from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You will take some rest in the hotel and later in the evening, you will interact with your guide. 

On the second day of your trip, you will explore the Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is one of the historical places in Nepal. Seven out of the ten UNESCO World Heritage sites lies in Nepal.

Today you will visit places such as Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath temple. After exploring the valley, you will return back to your hotel and prepare your trip for tomorrow.

Driving Duration: 6 hours

Total Distance: 200 kilometers

Early in the morning, you will have your breakfast at Kathmandu and our representative will pick you at your hotel. You will then drive to Pokhara by a private jeep. Along the way to Pokhara from Kathmandu, you will get to witness the natural beauty of Nepal. You will see the gorgeous mountains of the Himalayas and lush jungles of the Terai as you drive to Pokhara.

The route to Pokhara includes greenery, rivers, village settlements, lakes and many more. After traveling for about 200 kilometers, you will finally reach Pokhara. Pokhara is also called the City of Lakes. It is the tourist hub of Nepal. On reaching Pokhara, you will have the magnificent views of the mountains such as Mount Annapurna, Mount Machhapuchhre, Mount Dhaulagiri and Manaslu.

You will explore some of the beautiful places of Pokhara and enjoy boating in Phewa Lake in the late evening.

Overnight at Pokhara.

Driving Duration: 6-7 hours

Total Distance: 110 Kilometers approx.

After having your breakfast at Pokhara, today you will start your journey to Mustang. The route from Pokhara to Tatopani takes the west direction towards Bheni. You will follow the Kali Gandaki riverside which is the deepest George in the world.

Admiring the views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range, you will reach Tatopani. You can bath in the natural hot water spring at Tatopani. From Tatopani, you will drive through the local villages of Kalapani and Ghasa. After a short drive from Kalapani, you will reach a village of Marpha. Marpha is mostly famous for apple farming and apple pies. You will explore this beautiful village and stay overnight there.

Driving Duration: 4-5 hours

Total Distance: 80 kilometers approx

After exploring the Marpha village, you will drive towards Jomsom today. Jomsom is a village where you can find several local markets. You can taste the local yak cheese in Jomsom.

From Jomsom, you will drive towards Kagbeni village. You will visit the culturally significant Muktinath temple. After exploring the temple, you will drive to Tangbe. You will drive through the forest of alpine trees and rhododendron, exploring some of the old settlements, before you reach Chele.

Along the way to Chele, you will see many Buddhist monasteries such as Kang Gompa. Following the route through apple, barley, and wheat, you will reach Chukkung Village. Taking the route towards the north, you will cross the bridge and reach Chele.

Overnight at Chele.

Driving Duration: 6 hours

Total Distance: 32 Kilometres

From Chele, you will take a jeep drive to Chhusang. From Chele, you will cross the Tangbe village to reach Chusang. From Chusang, you will drive towards Syangboche. The route involves the views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang, and Damodar Danda.

You can stop your jeep between your journey to take rest and click some beautiful pictures. Driving through Syagboche La and Nyi La, you will take the route to Ghami. Admiring the beautiful mountain passes and unique landscapes of the region, you finally reach the village of Ghami.

Overnight at Ghami.

Driving Duration: 4-5 hours

Total Distance: 17 kilometers

After having your breakfast at Ghami, today you will drive towards the hidden King kingdom of Lo Manthang today. At first, you will drive towards Tsarang via Lo Pass. crossing the Ghami river, the route takes you to a plateau crossing several Mani Walls. After a few hours of drive, you will reach Tsarang which is also known as Charang.

From Tsarang, you will drive towards the capital of Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang. Along the way to Lo Manthang, you will be able to see some of the magnificent mountains such as Mount Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tilicho, and Bhrikurti. You will cross the Lho Pass before you reach the beautiful Lo Manthang Valley.

After reaching Lo Manthang, you will stop and jeep and stay at one of the hotels overnight.

Lo Manthang is a restricted region in the Upper Mustang. The region belongs to king Lo and is highly influenced by Tibetan culture and lifestyle. Today, you will basically spend your day by exploring this isolated region of Upper Mustang.

After having your breakfast in the morning, you will visit the 4-story palace of the KIng. some of the Royal families still live in the palace. Other than this, you will drive towards the Jampa monastery, which is the oldest monastery of the region that was built in 15 century. Some of the other monasteries that you will explore today are Chodey Gompa, Thubchen Gompa, and many others.

In the evening, you will return back to your hotel and stay overnight over. 

From Lo Manthang, you will drive back to Tsarang and Ghami following the same route. You will drive all the way, crossing some of the villages and Mani Walls. On reaching Tetang, you will follow the route to Kagbeni passing the villages of Chusang, Syanboche, and Chele.

After a short drive from these villages, you will reach Kagbeni. From Kagbeni, you will drive towards Muktinath. Overnight at Muktinath.

From Muktinath, you will drive back to Tatopani today. Following the way to Lete, you will reach Tatopani. It will take you around 5-6 hours drive to reach Tatopani from Marpha. Viewing the scenic beauty of the region just outside your window, you will reach Tatopani.

On reaching Tatopani, you will stay at one of the lodges overnight.

You will have your breakfast at Tatopani and drive towards Pokhara on this day. After driving for about 6-7 hours you will reach Pokhara. You can stop your jeep at Pokhara for refreshments if you want to.

After having some refreshments, you will drive back to Kathmandu. After driving for about 6 hours, you will finally reach Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your hotel as soon as you reach Kathmandu.

At the evening, you can walk around the alleys of Thamel and Ason if you want.

Overnight at the hotel. 

Today is the last day of your Upper Mustang Jeep Tour. You will pack your things and our representative will pick you in a private jeep for the final departure.

Additional Info

Best Season for Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is achievable in every season. During this tour, you do not have to worry about getting wet in the monsoon rain. Though the lower regions receive monsoon rain, the Upper Mustang remains completely dray as it lies in the rainshadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.

To avoid possible problems, it would be better to trek during March-May and September- November. Autumn and Spring are the most favorites of every traveler. The weather and temperature of the Upper Mustang during these seasons are very favorable offering you great visibility of mountains and overall natural beauty.

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